Recycling's Importance

Imagine a whole forest being cut down just to store our garbage. This can be stopped if we recycle. Deforestation is a major issue today. This is because man is using natural resources to fulfill his needs. The increase of these demands has led to increasing levels of destruction of our natural resources. These resources being limited, a day would probably arrive when we don't really have anything to turn towards. Think about all the trees that are being cut down in the forests today. Our habits of wasting paper could be one of the million reasons that contribute towards such problems. Through research that I have done I found that we can reduce the amount of garbage by recycling. In the ...

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because we can save energy.
a) Another way to look at it, recycling 1 can equal 3 hours of TV.

b) The Center for Ecological Technology found that the glass industry uses 50% less energy to create glass from recycled glass than from raw materials.

Recycling conserves natural resources.

a) Americans disposed of 83 million tons of paper products in 2003. According to the EPA, by recycling nearly half of that, we saved 705 million trees and 290 billion gallons of fresh water.

b) Aluminum can be recycled forever. Over 2/3 of all aluminum ever created is still in use. Most of the 1/3 not still in use is aluminum cans in landfills.

C) Recycling can limit pollution.

Recycling can limit pollution.

a) Recycling just half of your annual recyclable household waste saves 2400 pounds of CO2 being released into the atmosphere. Many scientists contend that human-released CO2 is a leading cause of global warming.

b) Recycling household and car batteries keeps heavy ...

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